Conclave's new coworking space in Kuningan. (Photo courtesy of Conclave)

Conclave Launches New Coworking Space in South Jakarta

BY :SARAH YUNIARNI

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Jakarta. Conclave has launched a new coworking space in Kuningan, South Jakarta, to meet increasing demand for shared working places in the city.

A coworking space is a place where entrepreneurs can share office facilities and meeting rooms with other individuals or companies. Conclave also offers other services such as mentorship, workshops, a library, a gym and another area to relax and chill out after work.

While coworking spaces are in essence shared office rooms, they often grow into community spaces, giving professionals a chance to interact and collaborate.

The newly-launched space is located at Menara Global. It sports a clean and modern design and can accommodate 30 people in the coworking area. It can also host up to 70 people in its mini class room.

Conclave established its first shared office in December 2014, on Jl. Wijaya in South Jakarta. The place is open 24 hours and slowly has become home to several local startups and agencies.

Maulana Akbar Brojosaputro, managing director at Conclave, said in a statement on Thursday (29/09) that the increasing demand for coworking space will allow them to open in two or three new locations next year.

The growing demand for coworking space is mainly due to the rising number of startup companies and self-employed professionals or freelancers.

In 2015, according to a survey by Freelancer.co.id, a local branch of the Australia-listed Freelancer.com, there were at least 500,000 freelancers and 1,500 startups in Indonesia.

It is also reported that Jabodetabek, or the greater Jakarta area, has the highest number of coworking spaces — 23, followed by 16 in West Java's capital city of Bandung and 14 in Bali.

Since the first coworking space, called Hackerspace, was established in 2010 in Bandung, the concept has been enjoying a tremendous growth in popularity. Currently, there are 65 coworking spaces in 14 cities across Indonesia.

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